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erin took his own life just weeks before he was going on trial for using a computer at mit to download millions of copyrighted academic articles from jstor, and nonprofits attrition data base of scholarly papers. he faced up to 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines. his family has criticized the federal prosecutors and mit for their case against him and the aftermath of his death. jstor declined to press charges but prosecutors move ahead with the case. fact, they said they would release all the documents to the public. mit, after aaron's death, said that they will investigate how they dealt with him. for over a decade, aaron swartz was a celebrity computer programmer and cyber activist. at age 14 he could develop the really simple syndication, the
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key component of much of the web's entire publishing infrastructure. by the time he was 19 he co- founded a company that would merge with reddit. he also built the online architecture for the open library. today, we are going to continue looking at when the activism by looking at another one of the world's best known cyber activists, julian assange, the founder of the whistleblowing website wikileaks. in november, he spoke to democracy now! from inside the ecuadorean embassy where he had been holed up for nearly six months. we spoke about the united states targeting of wikileaks, of his new book. i interviewed julian assange. we began by asking him about the
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european commission decision that the credit card company be said did not break the european union's antitrust rule by blocking donations to wikileaks. >> the decision is disgraceful, but it is only a preliminary decision. hopefully, they will turn around before the end of the year. the commission had been investigating our plans for 16 months. the normal turnaround time is 14 months. the european parliament last week voted through an article 32, a section on how banks should be reformed, credit card companies performed, in order to start a conditional financial blockade, such as the one being applied.
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all 47 ministers last year passed a resolution saying these sorts of arbitrary financial blockade on wikileaks should not continue. it is interesting to see what is happening in the political world in europe, on the one hand, the parliament, and on the other hand, the commission. it has been known for a long time, the commission is closer to business, often successfully lobbied. hopefully, the commission will do the right thing. >> how devastating has it been for wikileaks? >> the blockade was erected in december 2010. wikileaks has lost 95% of the donations that were intended to be transferred to us over that period. so that is over $50 million.
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fortunately, 5% of $50 million is still not nothing, so the organization can continue. as i said in a press conference, our rightful and natural growth to publish as much as we would like, are our ability to defend ourselves has been diminished by the blockade. the united states government has looked into the blockade, in january 2011, and formally found there was no lawful reason to erect a u.s. financial embargo against wikileaks. what has happened here -- and this came out in the commission documents we published yesterday -- senator lieberman and congressman peter king pressured at the very least mastercard and amazon, perhaps others, including visa, to
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direct and extrajudicial blockade that they were not able to successfully direct through the legislature or through a formal and the district of process. >> turning to your new book, those around the world who have been amazed that your ability to advocate transparency in government and in the corporate world through the internet might be surprised that in your book you say that the internet is a danger to human civilization. explain why. >> human civilization has merged with the internet. every society has gone onto the internet. communication between all of us as individuals as well as businesses, economic transfers, and even internal and external communications of states. there is no barrier anymore between the internet and global
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civilization. that means when the internet develops a sickness, global civilization also run the risk of suffering from the same sickness. the sickness that the internet have developed over the past 10 years is that nation states and their corporate powers have gained up together to engage in strategic interceptions of all communications across national borders, and in many countries, even within their national conference, such as the united states. we know that it has occurred in other places. we have gone from a position
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from the dissident and activist place, 10, 20 years ago, where if we weren't involved in political activity, we could be individually tied to it, to a situation where everything, almost, that is done over the internet is intercepted and recorded all the time. that shift, as it is called in the internal documents, a shift between tactical intersection between a few people and strategic interception of an entire nation. we exposed documents earlier this year which you can look up where, for example, a french company, which is closely connected to french intelligence, supplied a
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nationwide interception system against gaddafi's libya in 2009. in fact, the lawyers connected to wikileaks were in the manual, as an example of how the intersection system worked. >> in terms of corporate surveillance as well, you often find now in the media a huge push to get people to use social networks, the degree to which corporate surveillance is going on as well as government surveillance. >> there is no barrier anymore between corporate surveillance and government surveillance. facebook, gmail, as general
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petraeus found out. the interplay between u.s. intelligence agencies and other intelligence agencies is fluid. if you look back to an early example of the worst penetration by intelligence of a society, perhaps east germany, a good percentage of people had been an informant. in iceland we have 80 percent penetration of people on facebook. they are informing their friends about their movements and the nature of their relationships, for free. they are not being paid money, they are not even being directed to do it. they are doing it for social credit, to reveal the feeling of exclusion. people need to understand what is going on. i do not think people would do this if they truly understood what was going on. there are hundreds of billions
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of hours of free work for the central intelligence agency, as the eye, and for all allied agencies in all countries. they can ask to get a hold of that information. the former chief of research at the national security agency described this situation we're in now as turnkey katella terrorism. the whole system of totalitarianism has been built, the engine has been built, and it is just a matter of turning the key. when we look at some of the crackdowns on wikileaks and the grand jury process, targeted assassinations and so on, it is arguable that he had are one driven partly turned. these assassinations that occur, these conditions that occur, they occur in isolation -- not occur in isolation but as a result of a giant interception
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machinery. >> we cannot ignore the fact we are speaking to you inside the ecuadorean embassy where you have taken refuge. you are really there as a kind of refugee. you have gotten political asylum from ecuador but cannot leave the embassy. what are your plans right now, are you negotiating with the swedish government, if you were to be extradited there, that they would not extradite you to the united states? >> ecuador has released kept up to the fight and must be congratulated. i have been found to be -- the ministry of foreign affairs has granted me political asylum. in relation to what is happening in the united states and allied countries and their behaviors,
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the united kingdom. the situation for me now, i have been here for five months in his embassy. prior to that, 18 months in house arrest. prior to that, being chased around the world for six months by u.s. intelligence and its allies. i must correct an earlier statement that you made. this has become common in the press, saying that i was here in relation to sweden. the reason i am here is essentially in relation to the united states. the swedish government said publicly that it would in prison me without charge. in such a situation, i would not be able to apply for asylum. the ecuadorean government has asked the swedish government to give a guarantee that i would not be extradited to the united states.
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we have asked for a long time for such a guarantee. all the regular processes are being refused in this case. it is an extremely hot and as our case. i encourage everyone to look at that aspect of the case, justiceforassange.com. you can see all the material that the police claim to be true, the other things that have occurred under cambridge, condemning the decision that were made here. >> are you saying that you would go to sweden if they assured you that you would not be district -- extradited to the united states to answer questions about the sexual abuse? >> i would like to get back to
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your book. in terms of the future of the internet, talk about the importance that you see of cryptography as a weapon of the people on the internet. >> the relevance of cryptography is absolutely fascinating. we're not just talking about people being able to write in a secret code that other people cannot read except their intended recipients, we're talking about it as a science. in the last 30 years, basic techniques that we would normally associate with any democratic civilization and move into a digital realm. this includes things like anonymous electronic cash, digital voting, signatures and proofs of agreements between people. when we look at what happened
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and civilizations move onto the internet, how is it controlled? at the moment, a lot of the problem we face on the internet, the independence of the internet, is guys with guns can simply turn up to any server and tell the people to behave in a certain way, just like they do with oil wells, or customs. as an international news civilization, a former people intellectually express themselves, we pause in our political ideals and ambitions, the internet is suffering on one hand from mass deception, and on the other hand, it is still in many ways, subservient to the physical force in the various states that its infrastructure is located in. cryptography provides no way -- the way from the physical world to create a mathematical barrier
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between the physical world and the intellectual world. in that way, slowly, declare independence from nation states. our intellectual world cannot be censored or deleted or text -- taxed in the manner that we have suffered so long in nation states. on the internet there is no direct physical force, the need to be policed in that manner. we do not need armies on the internet. we do not need policemen on the internet the way that we are mainly in our regular nation states. we do have this opportunity with careful use of cryptography and the movement behind it to achieve some form of independence for the intellectual record and for our communications with one another. those aspects of cryptography we
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have used with varying degrees of success in wikileaks to publish materials that no other publisher in the world was able to publish because they were constrained by physical threats within particular nation states. >> julian assange, we are talking to you on the day that bradley manning is expected to testify. we heard publicly for the first time in over two years at fort meade. his lawyer has said he would plead guilty to certain charges, and that is releasing documents that he got in iraq on a computer to your organization, wikileaks, but refused to plead to others, like aiding the enemy. talk about bradley manning, and talk also -- if you could we get into why you're so concerned about being extradited to the united states. >> what is happening this week
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is not the trial of bradley manning. what is happening this week is the trial of the u.s. military. this is a friendly manning's abuse case. bradley manning was arrested in baghdad, stripped, held for two months in extremely adverse conditions in kuwait, shipped over to quantico, va., near the center of the u.s. intelligence complex, and held there for nine months, longer than any other prisoner in quantico's modern history. there he was subject to conditions that formally amounted to torture. there was a question about who authorized that treatment, why that treatment was placed on him for so long when so many
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people, independent psychiatrists, military psychiatrists, complained that what was going on, in extremely strong terms. his lawyer and support team say that he was being treated in that manner, in part, in order to coerce some kind of statement or false confession from him that would implicate wikileaks as an organization and me personally. this is a matter that i personally have been embroiled in. this young man's treatment, whether he was our resource or not, is directly as a result of an attempt to attack this organization by the united states military to coerce this young man into providing evidence that could be used to more effectively attack us, and
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also serve as some kind of terrible disincentive for other potential whistleblowers from stepping forward. >> the ecuadorean ambassador to the u.k. was quoted saying that you are suffering from a chronic lung infection from being in captivity for so long. can you talk about your health? >> amy, being in prison, house arrest, now being held captive in prison, it causes a difficult circumstance, but it is not more difficult a circumstance than what is being faced by bradley manning at fort leavenworth, jeremy hammond, an alleged source related to files in new york, or many other prisoners
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around the world. yes, circumstances are hard, but it could be much worse than it is. people should direct their attention on these other cases. >> could you talk more about jeremy hammond, who is in prison here in new york city? explain what struck for -- stratfor is. >> they are an organization based in texas that has tried to model itself after some weird combination between doing private intelligence work on the one hand and covering them with an illusion of journalism by creating this thing called the stratfor report, which had become very influential within the military. it has a particular world view,
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which is -- the head of stratfor admits to politics. stealing, bribing, gathering information in various ways, they are able to influence u.s. policy, and more broadly, western policy. they have done all of the usual nasty stuff like making reports on peta, making reports on activists and so on, but it is of great importance that its private influence into the decision making of different people throughout government. we have found through these stratfor files, which jeremy
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hammond is accused of hacking out of stratfor and given to us, actually, we found the information reaching the sourcing for these reports is rather thin or politically biased. stratcap, a part of an stratfor, takes the money and they received and invests it into, let's say, gold futures. you can see from their material, this is a company where the boss has -- how can i be a
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stereotype cross between kissinger? that is what is done in that company. whoever the source is of the stratfor material deserves enormous credit. story after story has come out from all over the world about material that stratfor collected and did not publish or gave to their private clients. >> one of the e-mails that were released on stratfor, a vice president said there was a streak indictment against you by this secret grand jury which we believe is convened in hong sandridge, va., going after you and other wikileaks volunteers. do you know any more about this information, confirmation that
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there is this sealed indictment against you? >> there are some 3000 e-mails in the stratfor collection about me, many more about wikileaks. the latest on the grand jury front is that the u.s. department of justice admitted about two weeks ago that the investigation was ongoing. on september 28 is when the pentagon renewed their case against us in relation to ongoing publishing, but also extremely seriously, in relation to what they call on going solicitation. that is asking sources publicly, send us import material and we will publish it. they say that itself is a crime.
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this is not simply a case of we received information back in 2010 and have been publishing it. they say that that was the crime. the pentagon is maintaining a line that wikileaks, inherently, as an institution, held military and government information is a crime. the new interpretation of the espionage act that the pentagon is trying to hammer into the legal system, which the department of justice is composite in, would mean the end of national security journalism in the united states. and only the united states because the pentagon is trying to apply this extraterritorial late. why would it be the end of
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international journalism? if any document that the u.s. government claims to be classified is given to a journalist who then makes any connection with the public, that journalist has committed espionage, and the person that gave them the material has committed a crime, communicating with the enemy. we released other materials about a young air force woman who was suspected of communicating with us. and they went to internally prosecute her under 104d, communication with the enemy. who is the enemy? it is either wikileaks, formally, an enemy of the united states, or the interpretation is coming any time there is communication to the public -- and we saw this with the bradley
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manning case -- there is a chance for al qaeda or the russians or iran to read it. therefore, any communication to a journalist is communication to the public, is communication to al qaeda, which means any communication to a journalist is communicating to the enemy. this is an absurd overage, but one that has been put into practice, not at the conviction level yet, but certainly at the investigatory and prosecution level. barack obama brags on his campaign website of having prosecuted more people under the espionage act than all previous presidents combined. in fact, more than twice of all presidents combined. >> on that particular note, i want to ask you, if you can, to talk about when you consider to
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be the long-term impacts of wikileaks. as governments continually centralized through the digital revolution their information, it makes it more possible for dissidents or whistle-blowers within the structures of these governments to make that information available to it broader sectors of the public. if the government are able to squash wikileaks, how do you see that movement developing, in terms of other organizations for rising to continue the work you have been doing? >> the attempts to squash wikileaks are there. no doubt about this. since 2008, that has been the case. we released a classified u.s. intelligence report, in fact, showing in 2008, the concern that the u.s. military had about wikileaks, the way that it could
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be releasing other information. bankamerica had hired lawyers to make all sorts of attacks on us, and the millions of dollars. you can look that up. this attention -- tension between power and knowledge is extremely important. we have all heard the saying that knowledge is power, and it is true, and the mass intersection that is occurring right now for all of us that use the internet is also a mass transfer of power, from individuals to extremely
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sophisticated state and private organizations. if that is to be resisted, we must have a transfer of information that goes the other way fortunately, the system is, in part, eating itself. they have these two databases that are designed to be extremely efficient, brings 5 million people, a state within a state, to figure out how to use it to maximize the power of that sector, it also leaves itself open to people extracting some of that information and reversing the flow and giving it back to the public, but it is not by any means an easy battle. i would say the transfer of power that has occurred as a result of the nsa's ended 1.6 billion interceptions per day is
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much greater than the transfer that is happening the other way. the successes of wikileaks, to -- activists on the internet, but i think the more fairly represent the vast treasure of global information that is being accumulated by these are the wise unaccountable intelligence organizations. >> you mentioned general petraeus before and how he has been taken down, as his e-mail was gone through. what do you think about that? >> it is fascinating, amy. once you have been in this business for a while, you can smell where there is more to the situation. i assume in those e-mail that
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the fbi got a hold of, additional information that would be embarrassing to petraeus, above and beyond extramarital affairs, which is why he resigned. someone in position who has been the ultimate insider for the cia has fallen victim to the surveillance state. that shows you how massively out of control this thing has become. it is like a vicious dog that has suddenly spotted its own tail and have gone after it. lashing out, it rationally, and now is effectively an insider and people are starting to take note. of course, that has been happening for most of us, although we cannot see the results for years. >> as we wrap up, your final
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thoughts, as you speak to us from political exile, from inside the ecuadorean embassy in london. this is extremely rare. how long do you plan to be holed up there. do you see yourself being there for years? >> possibly. the ecuadorean agreement says it takes 200 years for mr. assange to be safe. there is an ecuadorean national election in february next year. it seems to be that there is a bit of a diplomatic waiting game as far as the u.s. and u.k. are concerned, to look to see how that election goes. presidents correa is the most
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popular political leader in south america, so it should be fine, but there have been reports that the united states has increased its anti-correa funding by three times. so that is a potential problem. the people of ecuador have been very supportive. i suspect, even if there is a switch to another leader, it is now a matter of national pride. they will stick with the cause. >> and as to how you feel people should use the internet today and protect themselves, as we wrap up with your book "cypherpunks." >> first, it is not always possible to protect oneself. if you walk over the edge of the cliff, it is not really possible to protect yourself.
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it is important know that the cliff is there so that you can simply avoid doing something that would put you at risk. first thing they should do is go out and buy the book. it is not easy to protect yourself. that is part of the problem. it is really not easy. in fact, with some exceptions, open to only extremely knowledgeable people. so we must push forward to empower the greater development of this technology, preventing move to outlaw it. we fought a big war in the 1990's with cryptography. additionally, preventing the deck -- back dooring cryptology.
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>> with that, and julian assange has to go. in the ecuadorean embassy in london. he has been given political asylum by the ecuadorian government. if he stepped outside the embassy, british authorities threatened to arrest him and have him extradited to sweden. there he faces questioning -- not charges -- on sexual misconduct. two women have brought allegations against him in sweden. he says he would answer those questions freely, even go to sweden, if he could be assured by the government that he would not then be extradited to the united states. go to theng you to phones. we are talking about cyber activism today, social justice. julian assange has written a new book called "cypherpunks."
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we are offering it to you for a contribution of $75. if you would like to get a copy of our full interview, it is an exclusive interview. he has not had a wide range -- we thought we would have seven minutes with him, let's put it that way -- as we spoke to him inside of the ecuadoran embassy, but we ended up with an extensive interview. as well, we're our view the broadcast today with prof. laurence lessig from the harvard law school, talking about aaron swartz. that dvd today, including aaron's speech that he gave last year in the freedom to connect conference in washington, d.c., we are offering both for a contribution of $100, if you
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call. julian assange's the book, "cypherpunks." they are yours for a contribution of $150. the book is $75. we urge you to call. we certainly switched gears to day with today's show what we heard about the death of aaron swartz. he committed suicide in his brooklyn apartment on friday. the young pioneering computer programmer, cyber social justice activist aaron swartz. at the age of 14 he helped to develop rss, really simple syndication, revolution mazing
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how people use the internet. by the time he was 19 he co- founded redditt, one of the internet's most popular sites. he is now dead at the age of 26, killing himself just weeks before the start of a controversial trial, his own, facing up to 35 years in prison for downloading millions of academic articles at mit. his parents a decision made by prosecutors and mit contributed to his staff -- death. foundedthe nonprofit that is the archive of all these documents for college students, jstor, did not want to prosecute aaron. in fact, this week they are announcing that they will be making these documents completely open. m.i.t. has just issued a statement, saying that they will investigate themselves to find out if they did contribute to aaron swartz's death. the pressure on him was
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enormous. "the wall street journal" published a piece today that said just this past wednesday. the u.s. attorney refused to any plea bargain, any kind of compromise. aaron swartz was facing 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines for allegedly violating the computer fraud and abuse act. when the case came to light, the u.s. attorney for the district of massachusetts said stealing is stealing, whether with a computer or crowbar, where the -- documents, data, or dollars. families criticized the prosecutor for pursuing this case against him relentlessly, saying that his death is not a tragedy, it is the product of a criminal-justice system rife with corruption. the decision made by the attorney's office contributed to his death, the family says. now the mit president says that
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everyone uses rss. you do not even realize that you use it. developed by aaron, part of the team when he was 14 years old. we urge you to go to the phone. we ask you to stand up for independent media. professor lessig said he spoke to aaron just this week and said, can you a belief -- can you believe jstor is going to release the documents? we urge you to go to the phones right now. aaron will be buried tomorrow, the funeral in chicago. keep independent media alive. let us know you are in the house, let us know you are standing up for independent media. the speech of aaron swartz, as he describes this anti-sopa that
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transnational dystopia. that -- this development has not been properly recognized. outside the national security circles. has been hidden by secrecy, complexity, and scale. the internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the dangerous facilitator of fattal terrorism we have ever seen. the internet is a threat to human civilization. these transformations have come silently because those who know what is going on work in the global surveillance industry and have no incentive to speak out. after its own path within a few years global civilization will be a post-modern surveillance dystopia from which escape for all but the most skilled individuals will be impossible. in fact, we may already be there. while many writers have considered with the internet means for global civilization, they are wrong. they are wrong because they do not have the sense of perspective that direct experience brings. they are wrong because they have never met the enemy. no description of the world
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survived first contact with the enemy. assange goes on, we have met the enemy. over the last six years, wikileaks has had a conflict with nearly every powerful state and their contractors. we know the new surveillance a from an insider's perspective because we have plumbed its secrets. we know it from a combat sequence because we have had to protect our people, finances, sources from it. we know it from a global perspective because we have people come assets, and information in early every country. we know it from the aspect of time because we have been fighting for years and have seen a spread again and again. it is an invasive paris had grown fat on societies. it is rolling over the planet, and correcting all peoples and states before it. what is to be done? once upon a time in a place neither here nor there, we the constructors and citizens of the young internet discuss the future of our new world. we saw that the relationships between all people would be mediated by our new world as they emerged with it, and that the nature of states which are defined by how many people
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exchange information economic bounty, and force, would also change. tooling assange said with some of the merger between existing state structures and internet created an opening to change the nature of states. he says first recall that states are systems which coacervate force have) faction within a state may compete for support, leading to democratic surface phenomenon, but the underpinnings of states are the systematic application of avoidance of violence, land ownership, property rents, dividends, taxation's, censorship, copyrights, all of forced by the threatened application of state violence do most of time we are not aware of how close we are to bonds because god grant concession after concession to avoid it, like sailors in the breeze we're really aware that our service world is supported by layers of dark below. in the new space of the internet, what would be the mediator of coercive force? we urge you to go to the phones and let us know your in the house, that you stand up for independent media.
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we ask you to stand up and let us know that you are standing up for loink tv, for democracy now. julie anne assange writes the new world of the internet the extent of the old world has not achieved independence. states and their friends move to control in the world by controlling its physical underpinnings. the state, like an army around an oil well or the customs agent extracting bribes at the border, would soon learn to leverage its physical control a volleyball face to inject itself into a platonic wrong. would prevent the independence we dreamed of man squatting on fiber-optic lines and around satellite ground stations it would go on to messages and information flow of our new world, even as every human, every economic and every political relationship between enmeshed with the erdogan network. the state would lead into the hearts and nerves of our new society, gobbling up every relationship expressed or communicated. every webpage red, every in the
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sand, every google thought, and in-store this knowledge, billions of interceptions a day. and dreams of power forever in best top secret warehouses. it would go on to mine this treasure, the collective private intellectual up of humanity with ever more sophisticated search and pattern finding algorithms enriching the treasure, maximizing the power and wealth between interceptor and intercept the. and then it would reflect what it would learn back to the physical world to enter target drones -- it would reflect with learn back into the physical world to start target drones, you and committees, and trade deals, to do favors for the fast connect in the murk of industries, insiders, and cronies. but we discovered something, right to join assange. r one hope against total domination, he says. with courage and side and solidarity we could use to resist a string property of the physical universe that we live
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